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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    God help us all…

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    Fox called the ‘shutdown’ a slimdown. Most of the government continued as usual. Rangers had to patrol the parks and forests and BLM lands to fine anyone who stepped inside. Some people were badly hurt, but only a small percentage. For most, the slimdown was a minor inconvenience (and a two-week paid vacation for 800,000 Federal civil servants).

    The debt-ceiling is another matter, but Boehner said from the start that he’d never let the US hit the ceiling. The markets and the Democrats knew Boehner wouldn’t dare let the US hit the debt ceiling, and he didn’t. The Tea Party threatened to take his chair away and force him stand up if he didn’t try to stop the ACA, and the slimdown mollifed the Tea Party types enough that he managed to keep his chair without ever seriously threatening to hit the debt ceiling.

    The Democrats keep saying it nearly wrecked the US, and the Republicans must be voted out of the House in ‘14, and they might get their wish (it’s 50/50 now, in spite of the gerrymander).

    Hitting the debt ceiling WOULD have wrecked the global economy, but that was never a real threat, and not even an effective bluff.

    But it made the US look stupid and dangerous to the rest of the world. Not that the rest of the world can do anything about it.

    (Except draw cartoons.)

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    My God the world gets it why don’t we.

  4. retpost

    retpost said, almost 2 years ago

    Good toon, the stripes are congress and the stars are the people that elected the wrong ones. Vote in 2014 if you want to change things.

  5. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, almost 2 years ago

    must be O’s flag as it has more than 50 stars

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Sauce be upon him.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 years ago

    & @ Jase99


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